This true story of tragedy and redemption offers an intimate portrayal of how one
family pulled together to save their farm after their father, burned everywhere but on his feet, was left clinging to life.
Biotechnology offered the farmer, forty-five-year-old Ted Fink, a second chance. While he lay
unconscious, his wife, Rhoda—with no way of knowing how disabled or disfigured he would emerge from multiple reconstructive
surgeries—had to decide whether to let doctors enshroud him in a cocoon of artificial skin, or let him die.
Ted was sedated into a coma for six months—and slept through the historic close of the twentieth century. Left
alone to contemplate her life-or-death decision, Rhoda began keeping a daily diary, which helped leaven this story of
a recovery against all odds and a wife's extraordinary love.